Social media

Social Media Ethics and the Implications of Hacking

Why Did the IRS pay Equifax $7.25 Million to Help Prevent Fraud? It’ s hard to believe the IRS will give Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. What were they thinking? Alas, the IRS wasn’t thinking because if it was, the... Read more →


The Ethics of Using Social Media in the Workplace

How Should Companies Monitor Social Media Use? This blog was first posted in February 2016, but takes on a new meaning given the increasing use of social media in the workplace and need for companies to set limits for employee use. The blog has been updated to reference best practices... Read more →


Figuring Out the Female Boss: Two Key Steps

Are Women More Difficult to Work With? From time to time I post a guest blog to inform my readers of important developments in the workplace. Today’s blog is an important one because the workplace environment can be a pleasing place or one that is unsatisfying depending on the way... Read more →


How satisfied are today’s tech employees in their jobs?

Report from PayScale About Tech Employees' and Job Satisfaction From time to time I publish a guest post and believe this one will be of interest to young adults and Millennials entering the workforce, especially in the technology field. The piece was provided by Robert Lovell of PayScale. PayScale, the... Read more →


Meeting Millennials’ Needs in the Workplace

Maslow’s Hierarchy Can Serve as the Basis for Workplace Culture I have previously blogged about millennials and their workplace needs. This blog updates an earlier one and discussed information provided by Loyalty Works. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has been around a long time. It describes the basic needs of individuals... Read more →


Ethics Reflections on Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

What are Starbuck’s Corporate Social Responsibilities? I can recall back in December 2015 when Starbucks came out with the “red cup” to celebrate Christmas with its customers. The idea was when you went to the store and bought that tall coffee or a venti-sized Pumpkin Spiced Latte, the baristas would... Read more →


Meeting Millennials’ Needs in the Workplace

Maslow’s Hierarchy Can Serve as the Basis for Workplace Culture Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has been around a long time. It describes the basic needs of individuals to be happy and fulfilled in life. It can also be used to describe the expectations of employees from their work experience. Millennials... Read more →


Millennials Committed to The Triple Bottom Line

Social Entrepreneurship a Key Value Millennials Seek in the Workplace Millennials are the first generation to make The Triple Bottom Line a core value in the workplace. They want to work for companies that have a balanced approach to success. They are committed to the three-prong approach to ethics to... Read more →


It’s Time to Reinvigorate Big-4 CPA Firms’ Commitment to the Public Interest

Firms Violating Audit Independence by Engaging in Inappropriate Relationships with Clients I have previously blogged about the increase in commercial activities by the Big-4 CPA firms that jeopardizes independence from audit clients. Many of these relationships create threats to independence that cannot be mitigated by any safeguards. Independence is impaired... Read more →